Michael Jackson's Hit "You Are Not Alone" is Stolen!

Category: By ITS B.J. BITCH!

Santa Maria, CA - A Brussels court has ruled that Michael Jackson's 1995 hit "You are not alone" is largely similar to a song penned by Belgian twins two years previously, local media reported Tuesday.

All the authorial rights of the Jackson number one hit, written by Robert Kelly, alias US singer-songwriter R. Kelly, therefore are switched to the brothers according to the court ruling handed down last week.

The twin composers have fought for 12 years to gain recognition for their work, however the judgment is only applicable in Belgium and getting hold of royalties may be no simple task.

"You are not alone" was released in August 1995, the second single off the multi-platinum Jackson album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I'.

It became the first-ever single to debut at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

On their website the Belgian composer-brothers said that the Belgian rights society SABAM had confirmed that "the most important and largest part" of the Jackson hit is "identical" to the Van Passels' work.

Jackson is not in trouble, R. Kelly is!

Source: MJJDiscussion.com
 

4 comments so far.

  1. DMS September 11, 2007 at 9:04 PM
    R. Kelly pulled a Timbaland.
  2. Anonymous September 12, 2007 at 12:41 AM
    A Timbaland?

    Whatever. I have been in the studio with Timbo quite a few times and he doesn't steal sh*t. 99% of the people who say that about Tim, Dr. Dre, etc., have NEVER been in the position to actually see them really work. Why comment on speculation?

    It's like me saying dms has sex with animals. I don't even know you and have never met you so how is it fair for me to say that.

    Anyway.... I don't quite know why the media would even place Michael's name in the article except to drum up interest. R. Kelly wrote, produced, and arranged the entire song from top to bottom - Michael simply recorded it.

    I actually got to hear the demo R. Kelly made for Michael. The only thing that was changed was the temp (R. Kelly's demo was faster).

    Stupid media.
  3. DMS September 12, 2007 at 2:13 PM
    I don't have anything against Timbo.

    He's not stealing work, he's making it his own, just give credit where it's due.
  4. Anonymous September 13, 2007 at 11:19 PM
    No, man. He made Thriller.

    Thriller.

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